I bought my RRX '99 Blade in 2010 with 16k miles on it. It came with full service history and was totally standard. Since then i've added a few bits, K&N air filter, Beowulf can and some cosmetic changes replacing lights, indicators etc... I have been living in Central Europe since 2010 and i brought the bike with me. Over the last 4 and a half years i've covered around 14k miles on it with trips to the Stelvio pass, Grossglockner pass and weekend blasts through Czech, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. Before this bike i had an '02 plate ZX9R and i thought that was a good bike but the Blade is in another league in terms of handling, this bike just inspires you to push harder through corners and when you do get it wrong it always seems to get you out the other side. In over 4 years of ownership it hasn't missed a beat and when i go out with other riders they always ask how old it is and seem surprised when i tell them it's a 15 year old bike, says something for the build quality and the design of the time. There is a limited choice of tyres as the front is a 16" wheel. I'm running it on Bridgestone S20's which are excellent but don't last very long. I'm getting around 3k miles out of the rear but they more than make up for the longevity in terms of grip. I'm always looking at what to replace the Blade with but struggle to see why i would need to replace it as the bike is the perfect blend of power and handling for the road. More than enough to get you into trouble! I maintain the bike myself and it's generally pretty easy to work on with a vast amount of help and info across the web for when i do get stuck. The bike is comfortable for long rides, fast as hell and handles sublimely. If you are looking at one of these and not sure, i would go for it as you won't be disappointed.